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Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Family-friendly Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area offers waterfall and valley views, a great playground for the kids, and plenty of nearby walking tracks, in Leura, near Blue Mountain National Park.

What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for closures at the picnic area and playground.
  • For more information visit the council's visitor centres at Echo Point, Katoomba or on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook.

Gordon Falls picnic area and playground are managed by Blue Mountains City Council and are located outside Blue Mountains National Park.

This is a popular spot for a family day-trip, offering sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, a playground for the kids, and bushwalks. From the picnic area, a short track leads into the national park to the lookout, with its beautiful views of Gordon Falls waterfall plunging 200m into the valley.

Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.

Grab the camera for some family snaps to add to the photo album, before enjoying a relaxing picnic. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, there’s no shortage of walks including Lyrebird Dell - Pool of Siloam. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info